Tag Archives: 1960s bikini

A surfer-girl starlet

Of all the surfer-girl starlets, Patti Chandler got the biggest career push, but her career never rose above the B level, even though she was absorbed into the young-Hollywood scene. Sheila Weller, Vanity Fair October 2006 Advertisements

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cars, bikinis and high-heels

Patti Chandler promoting her first Beach Party movie, American International Pictures‘ Bikini Beach (1964), the third Beach Party Gang movie.  

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Rhonda in a yellow polka dot bikini

Valora Noland (born Valor Baum, 8 December 1941) made her film debut as Rhonda in Beach Party (1963), returning as ‘Animal’ in Muscle Beach Party (1964); final acting credit: Seduction of a Nerd aka Up Your Teddy Bear aka The Toy Grabbers (1970).

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Santa Monica Beach Surfers 1963

Los Angeles local Pamela Colbert would appear in the first Beach Party movie, released in August 1963.

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Salli on a trip

Salli Sachse in The Trip (1967  American International Pictures).  

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before batgirl

A bikini-clad Yvonne Craig (1937 – 2015); does not appear in a bikini in Kissin’ Cousins (1964) or Ski Party (1965).

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Gari Hardy

Gari Hardy: born Garyfalia Julia Hardy, 26 August 1948, Bakersfield California, USA. “Dumb Blonde” in Speedway (1968).

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the girl in the yellow bikini

Nancy Sinatra: born 8 June 1940, Jersey City Jersey, first child of Frank Sinatra. All movie credits: For Those Who Think Young (1964), Get Yourself a College Girl (1965), Marriage on the Rocks (1965) The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini … Continue reading

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visible bikini

Sue Hamilton promoting The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966). Born Los Angeles 1940, Playboy Magazine Miss April 1965 (as Sue Williams), five AIP beach movies and three episodes of Gidget between July 1965 and June 1966, final appearance as … Continue reading

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Whatever happened to…

Update here (August 2017). Sue Hamilton aka Sue Williams, Playboy Playmate and beach party movie actress, WAS NOT Karen Sue (Levitt) Hamilton, who died by suicide in 1969. Who was the actress who played “Peanuts” in How To Stuff a … Continue reading

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Lucienne, Dan and Katie

Bit players in Come Spy With Me (1967): French actress Lucienne Bridou (born 1943, in Hollywood 1964-68), minor actor Dan Ferrone (1937-99, on screen 1962-85), and teenager Katie Saylor (née Aldrich, born 1951).

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No chance with the bikini girl

Chance Gentry and Katie Aldrich together in a publicity photo for their only film credits – bikini spy caper Come Spy With Me (1967), starring Troy Donahue. Like Donahue (born Merle Johnson), Chance was a creation of infamous Hollywood agent … Continue reading

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Come Spy with Her!

Valerie Allen: formerly Paramount Pictures’ last contract player at twenty-three, eight years later in bikini spy caper Come Spy With Me (1967) where she met two-year husband Troy Donahue. Save

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Tuesday Weld

Tuesday Weld: born Susan Ker Weld 27 August 1943, New York City; child model turned actress. Screen debut in Rock! Rock! Rock! (1956 – songs voiced by Connie Francis); TV appearances including Sunset Strip; The Tab Hunter Show and 17 … Continue reading

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Ciné Tele-Revue

The cover model is Jan Watson, NOT Beverly Adams. You have to look inside the magazine to see Ms Adams. Jan Watson: born 17 December 1942, New York City. Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965) – robot, The Silencers … Continue reading

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Deborah bikini poses

Pretty Deborah Walley Is Unhappy; Wants To Get Out Of Her Contract. Many girls dream of going under contract to a major movie studio, but not Deborah Walley. This tiny bundle of dynamite did just that. Now she wants to … Continue reading

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The nice bikini girl, the good bikini girl.

“Patti Lauderback, a Culver City High School homecoming queen who had spent two years on Waikiki Beach, won A.I.P.’s win-a-role-in-a-beach-movie contest and took the screen name Patti Chandler. Pert and adorable, Patti was more Sandra Dee than Dee herself, especially … Continue reading

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Bob Denver and Tina Louise on ‘Gilligan’s Island’

The Professor, Mary Ann, Gilligan (Bob Denver), Ginger Grant (Tina Louise), Thurston Howell III, Lovey Howell, Skipper – the regular cast of Gilligan’s Island (TV 1964 – 67)    

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Gidget’s friend Cornbread?

Is this Pam Colbert? In Gidget (TV 15 Sep. 1965) S1E1 ‘Dear Diary – Et Al.’ Pamela Colbert is credited as Cornbread at the end of the episode but her scenes were apparently scenes deleted. She can be seen in the … Continue reading

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